Jorge Masvidal warned the world he wanted simply six weeks to beat Kamaru Usman and ‘Gamebred’ is definitely going out his method to show he’s proper.
Final 12 months, Usman cruised to a call victory towards the Miami-native at UFC 251 on Struggle Island to retain his welterweight title.
But there have been a number of caveats related to the win; Masvidal took the battle on simply six days’ discover and was pressured to chop 20lbs simply to make the load restrict.
Within the Octagon on Struggle Island instantly after the bout, he even advised UFC President he felt as if he might beat Usman if granted the chance once more.
After weighing in virtually a 12 months later for UFC 261 and with a full camp behind him, it appears as if ‘Gamebred’ goes to reside as much as his promise and is in prime situation.
Weighing in first in Jacksonville, Masvidal hit the scales at a prepared 170lbs – bang on championship weight – trying much more ripped than he did in July on Struggle Island.
Whereas final time the veteran wanted a towel to make weight, he hit the scales first on the evening within the Sunshine State and appeared raring to go for his 50th skilled MMA bout.
Masvidal says ought to he win at UFC 261, he’ll give the Nigerian Nightmare the identical courtesy.
“Positively, he gave me an opportunity,” Masvidal mentioned on the UFC 261 pre-fight press convention.
“Whether or not we see eye-to-eye on issues or not, he gave me one other probability to compete, so I’ll positively give him the prospect to compete once more.”